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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag was detected near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1704S, -65.9517WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127 km (79 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:26:56 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 17:26:56 / October 30, 2015 @ 5:26 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15303022. Unique identifier: pr15303022. Exact location, longitude -65.9517° West, latitude 19.1704° North, depth = 127 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km NNE of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.9517° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1704° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km NNE of San Juan, Puerto Rico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-30 17:26:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 18:22:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 168 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.88034898 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 277.2 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr15303022 Id of event.
Event Code 15303022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15303022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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